Friday, December 26, 2014

I'm Pretty Spoiled....

You know there is this saying about "having a December birthday sucks" as if it is the most terrible day ever?   I still don't feel it, and I have had people speaking out for me that my birthday experiences in the past sucked just because I may not receive high quantity of birthday gifts all in one year or get full attention from my family and friends. Usually these are the kind of comments I hear from those who are more privileged and their birthdays are set in Spring and Summer.  Do I really have to be that entitled to expect others to make my day special in what others find ideal?

No, I didn't get a birthday party.  My family didn't load me with tons of gifts.   I'm not the queen of the world and I don't expect others to put my day as a priority before everything else.  Nevertheless, I felt pretty spoiled

First, my boyfriend took me out to some lovely strolls and treat me to one of my favorite food places.  After I got back home, my little sister bought me an ice cream cake and some pretty snacks, which made me questioned whether or not she saved her allowance money for the cake-- she's only fifteen.  I'm aware that my mom did a whole lot with financial stuff for me to get started into beauty college, I'm grateful for her doing that.  Because of my mom, I was able to get  sizable eyeshadow palette from Sephora just so I can practice on eye makeup on myself.  By the end of the first week at school this month, I received my first facial massage.  Also, I believe one of the greatest gifts you can get is the kind you get for yourself- kind of like how Agent Cooper would treat himself to a coffee. Instead of a coffee, I ended up getting myself a really cute stationery pad and a novelty office desk decor.  I believe I reached Nirvana (something like it), so I am not complaining about my December birthday.

The fact that I live I grew up in a comfortable environment, currently in a healthy relationship, and that I have pretty supportive parents means that I'm privileged in most cases. Sure I am not filthy rich, but it is not like I am dirt poor either.  Overall, I don't need others tell me that I should want more for my birthday, because I'm pretty content with having a birthday near the holidays.


  1. F*ck! Happy birthday! <3 That cake is so damn cool. I love it! ^_^ I always ask people not to get my anything for my birthday, but deep down I'm thankful that many don't listen to me. I care, but I don't care. It's kind of weird. There's just something about being made to feel special, even just one day a year. Hehe. I must sound like my self-esteem is at rock bottom. Haha. I just never had birthday celebrations growing up. I never had kids from the neighborhood at my house. Most people weren't even allowed in our home. Yeah. Imagine that weirdness. I was very lonely as a child, I guess. But also, I did find an appreciation for other more important things, as you have (friends, good health, a safe and warm place to reside, etc). So, I get how you feel. Still, everyone likes to be spoiled a little bit. ;D I'm glad you had a good birthday!

    - Anna

    1. Haha, thanks! My little sister got me the ice cream cake. I added the Link figure to amuse myself (I know, on my own damn cake lol).

      That was probably part of the reason why I thought my birthdays in the past several years wasn't as bad. I lived with my immigrant grandparents throughout most of my childhood, so I obviously didn't get classmates and neighborhood kids either. I know this isn't even a holiday-related issued, since my brother didn't get any celebrations, and he's just an early March baby. Our parents worked a lot at the time, so they couldn't be there for our celebrations.

      I'm definitely not complaining about getting spoiled, it felt pretty nice for just one day <3.